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  • In N.Y. Times ad, Hollywood elite slams Hamas for conflict with Israel

    September 15, 2014 | 12:48 pm

    Some 300 Hollywood elite published an ad in The New York Times holding Hamas responsible for the “devastating loss of life” in the latest Hamas-Israel conflict.

    [Related: Hollywood Zionists are alive and well]

    Actors to directors to studio heads signed the statement by members...

  • Can Arnold Schwarzenegger save Washington politics?

    By Danielle Berrin

    September 27, 2012 | 2:28 pm

    Can a Hollywood action hero save Washington politics?

    That seems to be the aim of former California “Governator” Arnold Schwarzenegger, who last week launched the new Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy at USC with characteristic bravado. 

    “If you don’t have...

  • How Hollywood’s biggest politicos leaned right, not left

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    March 14, 2012 | 10:54 am

    Ronald Reagan, Shirley Temple, Sony Bono, George Murphy and Arnold Schwarzenegger are all entertainers who launched their political careers in California, and they are all Republicans. Indeed, aside from Al Franken, no prominent Democratic officeholder on the scene today started out...

  • Sex, Politics, Deviants, Dogs, Jews & Gentiles

    By Ilana Angel

    June 8, 2011 | 1:15 pm

    The last couple of years have seen a lot of news stories on politicians behaving badly with affairs and silly pictures over Twitter.  There are different levels of inappropriate behavior, and while we’ll never know why certain choices were made, it’s interesting to try to figure...

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  • 1-800-DONTCHEAT

    By Rob Eshman

    May 24, 2011 | 6:03 pm

    Two months before Arnold Schwarzenegger admitted to fathering a child with his housekeeper, I spent a week e-mailing rabbis about adultery.

    My question to them was this: Would they agree to a public dialogue with the creator of an online matchmaking service for people seeking...

  • Why powerful men can’t keep their pants on

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    May 18, 2011 | 10:24 am

    The number of public men destroyed of late through sexual scandals is simply staggering. Within 48 hours of each other we heard that IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who many believed would be the next President of France, as well as Arnold Schwarzenegger, until a few weeks ago the...

  • Jewish Men Don’t Cheat! Ha! And Ashley Madison is a Dating Site!

    By Julia Bendis

    May 17, 2011 | 11:55 am

    Ever since Tiger Woods slipped and unleashed a fury onto himself, every woman out there has been asking the same question: “How could he?  Why would he?”  Then, Jesse James, a.k.a. Mr. Sandra Bullock followed in suit, not to mention countless government officials; gay or straight. ...

  • Schwarzenegger steals show at LA Israel event

    May 12, 2011 | 10:09 am

    Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger stole the show at the Israel Independence Day celebration hosted by Consul General Jacob Dayan in Los Angeles.

    Twelve national and international television crews, plus another dozen photographers and print reporters jostled for positions...

  • L.A. Consulate’s Yom HaAtzmaut program: Entertainment, pols, supporters

    By Tom Tugend

    May 11, 2011 | 5:35 pm

    Twelve national and international television crews, plus another dozen photographers and print reporters jostled for positions Tuesday evening May 10 to cover the Israel Independence Day celebration hosted by the country’s Consul General Jacob Dayan in Los Angeles.

    Dayan and his...

  • Schwarzenegger making play dates with Medvedev

    By Julia Bendis

    January 14, 2011 | 2:58 pm

    Reading the newspaper the other day, I couldn’t help but notice an article about the Russian President Dimitry Medvedev and Arnold Schwarzenegger.  Apparently, the two have become quite fond of each other, and as recently as last week even Tweeted about it.

    Here are my issues with...

  • Arnold stops at Jewish Home for Aging; Cal GOP says ad campaign worked; North Valley JCC shooting la

    November 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    One Special Stop on the Campaign Trail

    Even when the gubernatorial election was just two days away, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger found time to talk to a large group of senior citizens at the Jewish Home for the Aging in Reseda.

    After arriving nearly an hour late, the governor was met...

  • Tri-ing to raise funds for Israel; gems of wisdom for 5767

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Tri-ing to Raise Funds for Israel
     
    Forever diffusing the image of schlubby Orthodox slackers who don't see much of the sun, six members of congregation B'nai David-Judea completed the Los Angeles Triathlon Sept. 10, and raised $8,000 for Israel in the process. Noam Drazin, Ivan...
  • The Circuit

    By Norma Zager

    April 13, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Victory Call

    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Israeli Ambassador Daniel Ayal met recently and placed a call to congratulate new Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. They, along with Ayal's wife, Anne, extended congratulations on the Kadima Party victory. Photo by Duncan McIntosh.

    A...

  • Blaze Touches Off Tense Moments

    By Adam Wills

    September 29, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Jeff and Liz Kramer and their three teenage sons could only watch and wait. The Sutton Valley residents paced the sidewalk in front of their home on Thursday morning, watching as the head of the Topanga Canyon Fire crept along a ridge less than 800 yards away, consuming brush and...

  • Bibi May Mount Sharon Challenge

    By Idan Ivri

    July 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    At the moment, Benjamin Netanyahu is working under Prime Minister Ariel Sharon as finance minister, but at a stop in Beverly Hills last week, Netanyahu sounded like he'd rather have Sharon's job.

    "Bibi," who served as prime minister from 1996 to 1999, has denied rumors that he will...

  • ‘Fantastic’ Resource

    By Tom Tugend

    June 30, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Does it really matter that California's governor was born in Austria? Accent or not, Arnold Schwarzenegger is all American now, from his biceps to his latissimus dorsi.

    Well, Arnold's Austrian-ness matters to at least one man -- Martin Weiss. To Weiss, the new Austrian consul general...

  • A Four-Part Fight

    By Jill Stewart

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is picking a fight with longtime powers in Sacramento instead of trying to be everybody's pal, raising a question of whether he can bring voters along with him who are torn by their desire for good government but angry over mounting partisanship.

    Voters,...

  • The Arnold Factor

    By Jill Stewart

    January 13, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    With the candidates for Los Angeles mayor increasingly invoking the name of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on the campaign trail, a buzz is

    breaking out over whether Schwarzenegger will endorse any of the challengers to Mayor James Hahn. Such a move could hurt more than help him, but...

  • Last Call

    By Rob Eshman

    November 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    By the time I got to the Beverly Hilton in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, the party was winding down. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger

    had already given his speech to 1,000 cheering Republicans. His friend, Bob Hertzberg, a Democrat and mayoral candidate, had swung by from the Dem's...

  • The Circuit

    By Gaby Wenig

    May 13, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Kudos to Koss

    More than 1,200 people gathered at the Century Plaza Hotel on April 25 to honor Michael Koss, president of Koss Financial Corp., one of Los Angeles' top commercial real estate financing groups. The event, hosted by The Federation's Real Estate and Construction...

  • The Tolerator

    By Amy Klein

    May 6, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Jerusalem -- Half a dozen Israeli teens shouted like rock groupies and pressed up against the blue metal police railing in hopes of catching a glimpse of larger-than-life California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who was in Jerusalem Sunday to attend the groundbreaking ceremony for the...

  • Young and Old Recall Shoah Rites

    By David Finnigan

    April 22, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Southern California Jews and non-Jews marked Holocaust Remembrance Day together at numerous events, including one that saw German teenagers and Jewish and Hispanic schoolchildren under the same tent, listening to their peers recite the words of Anne Frank.

    "It is very emotional,"...

  • Budget Woes

    By Jill Stewart

    January 29, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    One year ago, Gov. Gray Davis was calling for across-the-board cuts in every state department except the prisons, mass layoffs of workers and huge bites out of most programs for the disadvantaged.

    Davis' budget-slashing plan of January 2003 was ignored by the legislature and...

  • Wrestling With Family

    By Ric Drasin

    October 23, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Yes, it's true. I was raised as an Orthodox Jew -- in Bakersfield no less. My parents were very strict about going to temple and observing the holidays and religion. But Dad also used to take me to the local wrestling matches when I was around 10. He got a kick out of watching the...

  • Against the Tide—Again

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    October 16, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Can California's new Republican governor make inroads among traditionally Democratic Jews? Jewish voters aren't likely to abandon the Democratic party anytime soon, but will likely give Arnold Schwarzenegger a chance to prove that he can govern in a bipartisan, moderate manner.

    Every...

  • Your Letters

    October 16, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Arnold Schwarzenegger

    The Talmud says, "Give everyone the benefit of the doubt." Arnold Schwarzenegger has a long record of support for the Jewish community and for Jewish causes. If anyone has earned the right to be given the benefit of the doubt that our tradition requires, he...

  • Arnold’s Post-Recall Bridge Building

    By Marc Ballon

    October 16, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Governor-elect Arnold Schwarzenegger has worked quickly to build bridges to the Jewish community and live up to his promise of including people of all races, religions and political views in his administration. Schwarzenegger, who some Jews have viewed with suspicion because of his...

  • Jews Split Over Arnold Victory

    By Tom Tugend

    October 9, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    "It used to be in California that we were afraid to speak out in a roomful of Jews, but now we're standing up and speaking up," said a jubilant Bruce Bialosky, who chairs the Southern California chapter of the Republican Jewish Coalition. "Why, even the rabbis are changing their...

  • Meet Bill

    By Rob Eshman

    October 9, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    What was that all about?

    Those on the left will say the recall election we just survived was a sneaky Republican power grab. Those on the right will say it was a citizen revolt against a sleazy and ineffectual governor.

    Those in the middle will say, "Are we done yet?"

    It's not clear,...

  • Why I Voted For Arnold

    By Si Frumkin

    October 9, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    First a disclaimer: I have never met Arnold Schwarzenegger, have never spoken to him, was never contacted by his political people, no one ever asked me to support him, or offered me money to do so. I supported him because I respect him and because I am convinced that he will be good...

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